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As the beer world begins its course of undoing the white-washing enumerated in beer history books and journals, we seek to recognize and correct faulty narratives, working towards new ones by uncovering and delivering facts seldom told. Those of us who regularly engage in beer history come across the tales that the Founding Fathers were all gre ...

Three Centuries of Black Brewers in DC

As the beer world begins its course of undoing the white-washing enumerated in beer history books and journals, we seek to recognize and correct faulty narratives, working towards new ones by uncovering and delivering facts seldom told. Those of us who regularly engage in beer history come across the tales that the Founding Fathers were all great brewers. Or that England, Germany, and Belgium have always been respected for their beers, but not Egypt, Peru, or Ghana. One way to try to counteract faulty claims is aiming for accuracy in the 21st Century. So we ask questions. We ask for help. And we read.

Model tray for making chicha, Peru. By Daderot – Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=50737387

For those who aren’t on the other thread. 88% is ownership. 64.8% is the consumer demographics of where breweries are located. We didn’t calculate a total employee figure (just by job role), but it would likely be closer to 80%.

— Bart Watson (@Brewers

Source: DC Beer

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